Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Hybrid Favorites: Bone Folder

Pin It

Happy Wednesday and welcome to another edition of Hybrid Favorites where we share our favorite tools to create hybrid creations. Today, I'd like to highlight one of the understated staples in my tool kit: the bone folder.

A bone folder can be purchased at any craft store and my favorites are from Martha Steward and Ranger.

Photo source: Martha Stewart bone folder, Ranger paper creaser

It creates crisp and clean folds on all of your hybrid projects. Holding the bone folder between my thumb and pointer finger, I drag it across the fold to crease the edge for cards or create a scored line using a ruler for a straight line and the back side of a mousepad underneath to create indentations to fold. It makes hybrid crafty easy peasy and is a must for your hybrid tool kit.

Pin It

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Reader Challenge Reminder!

Pin It

Hi, Jennifer here to remind you that you have one more week to post a hybrid project in Krisi's ScrapMatters gallery for a chance to win a gift card! Check out some of these projects that have been posted already this month:

By sunshinetk using Print It: Messy Memories Wall Art

By scrappymelly using Print It: Messy Memories Wall Art

By knlchevys using Pillow Box Door Hanger

Pin It

Friday, August 26, 2011

Wall Art: ABC’s and I {heart} U

Pin It

I have really enjoyed creating some fresh, new and funky art for our house.

Last weeks winner of Making Memories Wall Art is Chris – please contact me so I can get you your certificate for Making Memories!

This week I have a new piece I made up for my daughters room. I went ahead and included the full alphabet to make this an even more versatile product.  Customize the colors yourself – change items out for alphas from your favorite digital scrapbooking kit. The possibilities are endless.

Should you need a JPG with custom colors please let me know and this service will be available for an additional $5.



And a better look at the I {heart} U – you can easily change the colors of the I, heart and U in any photo layering software. I have included PNG, PSD, and TIFF files for your convenience in that.


And this fun way to use the whole alphabet from Tamara:


What a easy {and cheap} gift for a friend.  I would love to see what you create – and don’t forget when you upload your creations to my designer gallery you have a chance at a $5 gift certificate to my store each month!

Let’s give one away this week as well! Just leave a comment with who might love a fun wall art print created by you.  For extra entries share this giveaway on your facebook page or twitter account– linking them to this post!

There is a speed scrap planned for tonight, I won’t be able to make it but sounds like lots of fun!  Head over to ScrapMatters tonight and play.


Pin It

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Tutorial: Pendant Gift Box

Pin It

Hey everybody!
It's LeAnn, here, with a twist on Krisi's Small Square Box from her Box It Up collection.

[editorial comments] Pssssssst!  This is the free template you get when you sign up for Krisi's newsletter!  If you haven't signed up yet, you should!  This box ROCKS!  [/end editorial comments]

I am using Krisi's small square box with Allison Pennington's "In My Own Backyard" kit 
to make a gift box for a glass photo pendant I made for a friend of mine.

First, a look at my supplies:

Pretty simple tools, right?  Of course, after I looked at the photo, I realized I left out two things:  the velcro and the paper Easter grass!  Oops! 

Start by applying your choice of papers and elements to Krisi's template.  Print and cut out the shapes, and then score and cut the slits.

Fold the box and glue the flaps in place.  (I was amazed at how SIMPLE and FAST this box is to put together!)

Glue the sentiment circle to the front of the box.  Then punch holes about a quarter of an inch from the outside edges on the very top panel of the box.

Place the pendant (already threaded with ribbon) in the box and feed the ribbon up through the holes in the top of the box.  Pull the ribbon tight and tie a bow.

Add a small piece of velcro to hold the lid in place.

Stuff just a *bit* of paper Easter grass into the bottom of the box so that the pendant doesn't bang around inside (plus, it looks cute!).  Voila!  You're done!

Hope you enjoyed this tutorial!
Have a great day!

Pin It

Monday, August 22, 2011

Manic Monday - Tumbler Insert on sale!

Pin It

Hi everyone!

Rebecca (reboscraps) here to let you know about the AWESOME template on sale today for Manic Monday: the Tumbler Insert template! I know, I know, you are probably wondering if it really is that awesome, but can I tell you a secret? This is my very favorite Krisi's Kreations template, the one I have used over and over and over! Today only, you can snap this template up for just $2.00!

This is a great template if you've never tried hybrid, because the only thing you have to do post-design is get out your favorite pair of scissors. No glue or glitter required; unless, like me, you find you can't resist. You can find insulated tumblers various places, mine is from that popular coffee company with the mermaid logo. Use Krisi's template to design your insert, print, trim it down and slide it in to your tumbler.

True confessions: I like to give my tumbler a new "outfit" every once in a while, so I thought I'd share a few of my favorites with you. Last Christmas, I made this bright and happy "Holiday Tumbler":

This one is all about the fun doodles and sketched letters with my name, "Rebecca's Coffee Tumbler":

And I can't resist sharing this one. I don't have a photo of this design in my tumbler, but it's so much fun! The "Scrapoholic Tumbler":

Ready to try it out for yourself? Don't miss this great deal! The Tumbler Insert template is just $2.00 today only!

Pin It

Friday, August 19, 2011

Making Memories–Customizable Subway Art

Pin It

I have a fun item available this week – something you can either just print as is or use your “photoshop” skills and change it up to match your home.


See how the CT fixed it up:



or you can leave it as is and simply get it printed and frame it:

{frame from Here Kitty Kitty from Chelle’s Creations}

EDITED – I am now offering customization of my word arts if you would like one in specific colors. You can view the product in my store at Scrap Orchard HERE

Grab it before Sunday and get 20% off!

If you want to win a copy for FREE – just leave a comment here on my blog with what room you would put this up in.

Want an extra chance to win? Leave an additional comment (new entry) with a quote you would like to see me create. You could win this one AND if I decide to use your quote that one as well!

See you Sunday – I have a few scrapbook pages to show you this week!


Pin It

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Hybrid Favorites

Pin It

I am a little late posting. I just wanted to bring you one of my favorite tools that I use when I make hybrid projects. It is my craft knife. I can cut so many more things with it than sissors. With sissors it looks choppy to me and the lines are not as clean. I can also cut very small things with the craft knife. There are tons of different knives so sometimes it is hard to decide. I found the big thing is to have a sharp blade. I also like to have a grip with a little cushion to it. The other thing to check is that your blade is tight before you start. Mine came loose one time and part of the way through my cut the knife went the wrong way. Here are some examples of the knives I use.

The blue on is I only use for small projects. Both the orange and the pink one are great for projects with a lot of cutting. The one thing that I love about the orange one is that it does not roll off of the table when I set it down. Hope that gives you an idea of what to look for when you need a craft knife.

Pin It

Friday, August 12, 2011

Lift It: ReboScraps

Pin It

Wow this past month just flew by. Can you believe that I have not released a product since June!  Yikes. I need to get busy designing.  I did enjoy the month with my family though.

Here is a picture of us at Red Rock Canyon in Nevada (just one of the many places we visited).


I hope your summer vacation was just as much fun as ours was!

Here is a look at Lift It: ReboScraps


And here are the inspired layouts:


And my favorite two – a little bit closer up:



Hope you enjoy lifting Rebecca and these great layouts. Don’t forget that I would love to see what you come up with – plus if you upload to my designer gallery you will have a chance to win a gift certificate to my store!

Have a great weekend!


Pin It

Saturday, August 6, 2011

It’s time to celebrate! ScrapMatters style.

Pin It

I want to welcome everyone to Krisi’s Kreations blog, however you arrived here today!  If you are here for the digital stamp freebie – it is below. I would also love to see you ride along the train and grab a bunch of clusters and scrapbook page stacks that would work for stamped cards as well as paper scrapbooking.

If you are already on the train you should have arrived from Erica Zane’s blog.

For those interested there are two awesome packages available from Shelf Reliance right now – so be sure to check out to find out more information.

You can grab the digital sentiment stamps on 4Shared.

Don’t forget to head over to my ScrapMatters store and pick up what you have on your wish list. When you spend $20 – with any designer in the store you will get Garden Party FREE!


Your next stop on the ScrapMatters birthday celebration train is at one of our newest designers to the team – Steph.designs  If you have gotten lost – head back over the the blog at ScrapMatters.  Once you have all the pieces be sure to open everything up and find the puzzles pieces … you will have a prize waiting for you.  For more information on the puzzle – visit the ScrapMatters blog.

The blog train will only be running until August 11th – so be sure to grab all the pieces before they are gone.


Pin It

Friday, August 5, 2011

I’m Back!

Pin It

I apologize for not being around personally all month long – we went on vacation and then I spent the last 3 weeks with my family enjoying the last weeks of summer break. My girls started back at school this week – can you believe it? I can’t!  I am getting busy with creating some new products – if there is something you are wanting me to create – let me know. If I decide to create or do that – you will get it for FREE!

I do want to say THANK YOU to my team for doing such a wonderful job of posting fabulous ideas and tutorials on the blog – even when I wasn’t around!

ScrapMatters is having a birthday celebration this weekend – which includes a huge blog train that starts tomorrow morning 8am PST. In addition to the blog train all PU items will be 30% off – visit my store HERE.

And here are the other events going on this weekend:



Be sure to grab some of the items you have had on your wish list – while they are on sale for 30% off!

Pin It